For the people who want to look the future in the eyes

For the people who want to look the future in the eyes

Join a school of education ranked in the top 150 worldwide.

Apply early by the 1st of December to ensure your application is received in time.

Why study at New Zealand’s leading School of Education?

Research that makes a difference, quality programmes and inspiring leadership are what makes us distinctive.

Our flexible on-campus and online programmes are grounded in current theories in education and offer opportunities for real-life practical experiences. Our sought-after graduates establish successful careers in New Zealand and overseas. Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education offers a supportive and friendly environment and provides graduates with an education that is first-rate.

ranked in the top 150 for education worldwide

study options - Hamilton, Tauranga or online

minimum number of days in the classroom for Initial Teacher Education (ITE)

Study teaching

Study teaching at Waikato and transform learning, foster imagination and inspire the next generation to lead change. Kickstart your career in as little as one year, and gain practical in-class experience throughout your qualification.

Become a teacher

New to University?

Study a Bachelor of Teaching to specialise in Early Childhood Education or Primary teaching.

If you are wanting to study Secondary teaching, first take a bachelor's degree and take papers in the subjects you wish to teach, and then apply for one of our one-year teaching qualifications.

Bachelor of Teaching
Career Change

Already have a degree? Changing careers?

Become a qualified teacher in as little as one year in Early Childhood Education, Primary, or Secondary teaching. Ignite a passion for learning and get ready to inspire the next generation. Find the right qualification for you.

Graduate Diploma in Teaching
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching
Master of Teaching and Learning

Advance your career

Improve your skills and develop your leadership capabilities in Education with a Masters degree from Waikato.

Advance you career

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies
Become a practitioner that challenges social norms

Master of Education
Develop expertise in a specialist area

Master of Educational Leadership
Make a difference to the quality of education

Master of Educational Management
Gain leadership and business skills

Social Sciences

Understand learning and development

Study Digital LearningEducation and Society or Human Development with a Bachelor of Social Sciences at Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education. Work with and for people in a flexible way that works for you; many of our papers we offer in these subjects are available online.

Bachelor of Social Sciences


Interested in counselling?

The counsellor education programmes at the University of Waikato are known nationally and internationally for their distinctive orientation, in teaching narrative approaches to counselling and therapy. Graduates of the programmes have taken up leadership positions as practitioners, practice leaders, researchers and counsellor educators.

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling (with a specialisation in Counselling Supervision)

Master of Counselling

Master of Education (Counselling Studies)